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GMP showcases the vast improvements made over the last 12 months from October 2021 to September 2022. The force is recording more crime – as a result of hard work completed by each district across Greater Manchester, GMP is now recording an average of 30,500 crimes per month on average.
Officers are also arresting more people, the arrest rate in Greater Manchester is the highest it has been for more than two years showing a 60% increase to 4872 in September 2022, compared to September 2021.
Charges and summons are up by 42% to 23,483 in the rolling 12-month period to the end of September 2022, compared to the previous 12-month period.
Taking burglary as an example, residential burglary attendance is now 94%, up from 73% in February 2019. GMP is committed to attending every residential burglary and supporting victims. Attendance at burglaries reported as either emergencies or a priority incident, regularly achieves 100% attendance and over 90% attendance within the expected 15-minute response time. In September 2022, the force arrested 950 people on suspicion of burglary, compared to 566 in September 2021 showcasing a 68% increase.
Detective Chief Inspector Paul Rollinson, of Crime lead for Bolton, said: “We recognise that burglary is a crime that is intrusive and invasive to those who have been a victim, we are committed to ensuring that the public feel safe in their own communities.
“Bolton has historically been one of the poorest performers when it comes to burglary. As a result we implemented a dedicated Neighbourhood Priority Crime Team (NPCT) in May this year, following which, we have seen some really positive results. The team consists of 1 detective inspector, 2 sergeants and 12 constables. Since May, they have made 276 arrests and 160 charges for burglary, robbery and vehicle crime.
“Burglary reports are decreasing due to our proactive approach to prevent crimes, as in Bolton in April 2022, 202 offences were reported, compared to September 2022 with 85 offences reported. This shows that our strategy to proactively prevent burglary is working in our community. We actively distribute advice to members of the public in ways of protecting themselves and their belongings from criminals.”
“Every person deserves to feel safe in their home and as a team, we will thoroughly asses each and every burglary and investigate to bring offenders that threaten the safety of our community to justice and bring some level of comfort for victims.
The force is committed to fighting this type of crime we will continue to improve the work we are doing to fight and prevent it by introducing new initiatives such as the Neighbourhood Priority Crime Team – in order to keep people and their homes safe.”